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“Recent Upgrade But Lacking Touches” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

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Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #73 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Recent Upgrade But Lacking Touches”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

This hotel is situated far enough away to fall into cheaper price categories without been completely out of touch from the city. A 10 minute walk from Princess St and you are at the door.

The hotel appears to have a recent renovation with wooden flooring in our room however the layout and amenities on offer leave a lot to be desired. In room 101 (ominous some may say!) where we were the only mirror was the small bathroom one and the tv stuck where a dressing table should have been. There is also a lack of table space to store items.

For under £100 for a long weekend in February there's not much more on offer with the relative comfort this place offered and I would recommend it for the mid-range traveller.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights, we only paid about 30 Gbp a night without breakfast. Which was great value much cheaper than getting a private room in a hostel.

Our room was large with a window overlooking a quiet courtyard, Decent size bathroom with toiletries. Coffee and Tea and even short bread!

Everything was clean.

Staff were really friendly and the location is excellent

We were really impressed and would recommend for those looking for value.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Me and my friend stayed there last weekend friday to Sunday. After reading some reviews on here I decided to check we had a refurbished room. On arrival it was lovely..brand new, modern, flat screen tv on wall and a brand new bathroom. Ideal. Only a few minutes walk from all major places and plenty of pubs and restaurants near by. Would definitely stay here again on visiting Edinburgh. The staff were all very plesent also.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Oban, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

POSITIVES....
15 mins walk to Royal Mile...
Fantastic breakfast place around the corner "Taste of Italy"...
Lock up luggage room available...
Pleasant day time receptionist staff...
Plenty of hot water in shower...

NEGATIVES.....
Although there was plenty of hot water... the water took a long time to drain from shower and nearly overflowed the shower recess...
The room was small for a twin (305)...
Hallways and stairwells looked scruffy and tired ... masking tape on certain stairs where the carpet was worn...
Extremely small ensuite...


Would stay again only if i couldn't find something better for the price... for the room I think overpriced but it was on the 6 nations Rugby weekend this weekend. Paid 217 pounds ROOM ONLY FOR 3 nights for 2 people through booking.com

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Mississauga
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

For the price paid I must say that you can't fault this hotel for much of anything. It has all the requisite amenities that I require, Clean, modern, comfortable beds and a good hot shower. They have great toiletries including not just shampoo and soap, but shower gel, a shoe mitten and shaving kit which were great additional touches. The best thing however is the price and good location close to the city centre - so for what you get which for me means this is definitely 5 stars. Not luxury but for the price and location and what you get is a great value proposition when In Edinburgh. The basic WI-FI you get is fine for normal browsing/emails etc so no need to pay for an upgrade package. If you want to stream or do business using Wi-Fi than upgrade but hopefully you will be out mainly enjoying the wonderful city of Edinburgh. WI-FI can be a bit dodgy but nothing major and was good enough!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

A great location! Wonderful staff - all very friendly and helpful. Room and bathroom always clean, airy, bright and very very very warm. Beds are very comfortable, clean. Tea, coffee and biscuits always stocked. Toiletries in bathroom also always stocked (shampoo, showergel, soap, shower cap, shaving kit etc)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leven, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

Four of us stayed at the Cairn as we going to a Show. Its in an ideal location, for what Edinburgh has to offer. The room was VERY clean, It had an amazing shower, with good towels to use The beds were Oh so comfy, with 2 pillows. The heating was on all night, so it wasn't cold..We didn't have breakfast, so cant comment. The only thing I could find fault with(and its no big deal really)was the room we had,has a hair dryer, but no mirror near it. When,not if we stay again, we shall book the Cairn again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
Address: 10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh EH7 5JR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Leith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn Hotel Edinburgh 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the lively theatre district of Edinburgh with the old town just minutes away, the Cairn Edinburgh has recently undergone a complete refurbishment to high standard. The hotel offers fantastic accommodation suited for leisure and corporate guests alike easily accessible by rail with the Edinburgh Waverley station only a 10 minute walk away ... more   less 
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